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Friday February 18th, 2000

What *one* feature would you most like Mozilla to have by final release? If it's already on the slate to be in the final release, let us know why it's important to you. Just click the Responses link to join the conversation! Our forums are quite civil, and we'd love to hear your opinions.


#179 Apologies, but...

by ttielkes <t.r.tiekes@zap.a2000.nl>

Monday February 21st, 2000 7:46 AM

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Both Java and COM are about building software from blocks("components"). Where that designers of the Java language decided Java-blocks would only connect to Java-blocks, the designers of COM make a choice for a much lower-level, machine-language like "connection" between "blocks": the virtual function call.

These people wanted to solve a common set of problems, and they chose diffrent solutions. The discussion was about the functionality of both ideas.

The approach to security is IMHO a different question(dilemma?):

The ActiveX idea is: "We *do* allow binary code execution, what can we do to make it (as) safe (as possible)?"

You seem to be unwilling to ponder a little over the second question(security). Millions of people use QT, Shockwave, Flash, QTVR, different other multimedia plugins and AX controls.

My apologies for calling names, I take if back if you let me ;-) Throwing some solution away because if fails in *one* of your criteria, without looking at what it *does* offer, is ignorant imho.